Thursday 27 August 2020

This week at Vera Lane Studio

Hello everyone,

Happy Thursday !

For my DT post for Vera Lane Studio today, I have made two postcards, both with older images.

This lovely angel is from the 'Fireflies'. I printed her and coloured her and cut her out. The background was made with 'normal' Distress Inks. I used Picked Raspberry and Salty Ocean, putting it onto my craft sheet, spritzing it with water and dunking my card into it. I did this several times, drying in between. I added some white heat embossing and some black stamping (Janet's stamp set 'Background Noise' via AALL & Create) before adding the modelling paste through a stencil (Janet's stencil 'Sunrise', also via AALL & Create. 
Lastly I added my angel and a sticker by Tim Holtz. 

This is Tinker, isn't she sweet in a weird kind of way ! lol 
After I printed, coloured and cut out the image I made a vintage background for her.
I started with modelling paste through Janet's stencil 'Sunrise'. I then covered everything in clear gesso. Next I used Distress Oxide Sprays (Speckled egg, Frayed Burlap and Vintage photo) to add colour. I added some stamping with Janet's set 'Background Noise' and then adhered Tinker and the sentiment from the same set. 

These images are older and probably not in the shop anymore but will be available on request. Just let Janet know via the FB page and she'll put them in the shop. 

Thank you for stopping by today ! 

Wednesday 26 August 2020

We are the weirdos

Hello everyone,

I don't know about you but this strange world we live in at the moment made me want to do a different, for me, weird project, so I have made a postcard with a Halloween theme for VivaLasVegaStamps!.. :o)

Here's how I made it:

I heat embossed a text stamped and the spiderweb on a piece of Mixed Media card stock, using white for the text and silver for the web. 

Next I dunked the card into these colours Distress Oxide inks, drying in between. 

Here is a detail of how it looks. 

Next I added a little black stamping and inked the edges of the card with a blending tool and the brown Distress Oxide. I then stamped the raven and the sentiment on a piece of paper. I coloured the white bits of the bird with pencils. 

And here it is all put together. I matted the sentiment onto black card stock before adhering it and also added some doodle lines along some of the edges. 

I have used the following stamps:

Other materials:
MM card stock 
scrap of black card stock
WOW embossing powder in white and silver
Distress Oxide inks in Ground Espresso, Peeled Paint and Spiced Marmelade
Versafine Clair Ink - Nocturne
Prisma colour pencils

Thank you for stopping by today ! 

Tuesday 25 August 2020

Dogs, dogs and more dogs !

Hello everyone,

For today's project for AALL & Create I have made a mini book with a single sheet of 12"x12" paper. I have some step-by-step photos, just in case you want to have a go too. There are also numerous tutorials on YouTube, just search for 'book from 12"x12" paper.

This is the front, the back isn't very interesting so I didn't take a picture of that. 

Here is how I made it:

One sheet of 12 x 12 pattern paper. I folded in half and then in half again from both sides. So you get 4 squares horizontally and 4 squares vertically. 

Next, cut into the left fold up 3 squares, do the same on the right. Then turn the paper over and do the same in the middle but from the other side. You can see what I mean in the picture above.

Now you need to decide which side of the paper you want to be showing. Start folding up and down from the left bottom corner and go around until it looks like this. You can always turn the folds the other way if you want to other side of the paper. It will also make a difference to the amount of double pages you get. I got 8 in the end. 

Here is my folded and glued book. You do have to glue some parts together to get a working book. But this is clear when you have folded it. 
I decided in the end to cut a bit of the end (after folding and gluing) because I had 5 dogs so I wanted 5 double pages. 

After giving every page a rough 2 layers of white gesso I started decorating, I used this fab stencil and the gorgeous flower stamps by Bipasha alternatively. 

A little more stamping with black for contrast. 

Stamping out the stars of the show ready for colouring. 

For the outside of the book I used a piece of fabric, added some gesso and used the same stencil as in the book. I added some stamping and the sentiment.

Here are the finished pages:

I added some washi tape here and there and some pencil doodles. I added some clipping stickers as sentiments as well as using the sentiments from the set. 

I have used the following AALL & Create products:

Stamp sets:
#373 - Rescue Puppies by Janet Klein
#338 - Background Noise by Janet Klein
#324 - Blooming Beauty by Bipasha Bk

#85 - Abundance by Olga Heldwein

For more information about all the AALL & Create products and a list of worldwide stockists please visit:

Thank you so much for stopping by today ! 

Thursday 20 August 2020

This week at Vera Lane Studio

Hello everyone,

and Happy Thursday !

For this week's post I have a postcard and a card to share.

This postcard was made with the newly released Floweret. I just printed all the elements and cut it to postcard size (6x4) and coloured it with my Copics. 
You'll find 'Floweret' HERE

This birthday card was made with the Cheshire cat from the set "Cheshire cat, Mouse & Toad". I placed him on a scrap piece of painted card which I gave a little scallop edge with a punch. I added the cat and a sentiment. 

You'll find the cat HERE

Thank you for stopping by today ! 

Tuesday 18 August 2020


Hello everyone,

Welcome to my blog where today I have a card to share that I made for my weekly GDT post for AALL & Create.

and here is how :

I started with a piece of card stock that would become the front panel of my card. I had wanted to make a clean and simple card but it quickly became not clean and simple, lol ! I 'printed' this stencil onto the panel using Distress Oxide ink and water. 

I then did the same with this stencil. 

Next I added some stamping with grey ink. 

I also added stamping with black ink and stamped the little girl that I wanted to use as my focal image. I masked off the hat after stamping and then stamped her so the hat and she are one image. 

I coloured her with Copics and cut her out. 

I added washi tape and doodling to the card and stuck her down. I added the sentiment and then adhered the panel to a white card. 

I have used the following stamps and stencils:

#350 - Splattered numbers by Tracy Evans
#379 - Party with me by Janet Klein

#67 - Broken circles by Autour de Mwa
#105 - Lotza Trianglz by Autour de Mwa

For more information about all the AALL & Create products and a list of worldwide stockists please visit:

Thank you for stopping by today ! 

Thursday 13 August 2020

Ocean blue

Hello everyone,

welcome to my blog where today I am sharing the second instalment of this month's "I do like to be beside the seaside" theme for Country View Challenges. I have made an art journal page this time. We hope you will play along with us ! Please do read the rules before doing so.

And here is how I made it:

I made a gelli print with 2 colours of acrylic paint and a stencil. 

Next I chose some of the circles and accentuated them with an Inktense pencil and a water brush.

Next I added stamping, I used all AALL & Create stamps for this. 

I added some doodling around some of the edges and then glued down my main image which is a digital image by Vera lane Studio. A sentiment sticker finished it off. 
I then glued the page into my journal. 

Thank you for stopping by today ! 

This week at Vera Lane Studio

Hello everyone,

and Happy Thursday !

For today's DT post I have made an art journal and an ATC.

This page was really simple to put together by using pattern papers for the background. I just printed, coloured and cut out the images I wanted to use  and added them. I used my trusty Copic Markers to colour the images. I have used the dog from "Skulldoos" as a picture, the furniture from "Mid Century Modern" and "Best Dad". 
The sentiment is from Janet's stamp set "Homebody" by AALL & Create. 

Again the background for this ATC with "Good Reader" was made with book pages and pattern paper. I printed the little girl, coloured her with Copic Markers and cut her out. I then added her to the ATC. The sentiment is from the same set. 

Thank you for stopping by today!

Wednesday 12 August 2020

Don't forget to make some trouble

Hello everyone,

For today's project I have made a mini journal page. Only question is: who's telling who?

This was fun to make. I created a background with Distress Oxide inks using only three colours: Picked Raspberry, Mustard Seed and Broken China. 
I stamped the background randomly and chose my main images and sentiment. That is the most fun I think, looking what would go together. 

I used the following stamps:

18336 - Policeman pointing
20404 - Banksy pointing boy
20067 - Banksy by order
20068 - Banksy don't forget to eat
20389 - Banksy have a nice day
19577 Staple X
19568 - Double Coffee Rings
19567 - Writing circles background

Thank you for stopping by today !